Posts tagged: photo sharing

Photo Sharing Linked to Creativity for Younger Consumers

Alan Bullock
 May 27, 2014

A recent InfoTrends multi-client study, titled Social Photo and Video: The New Communication and Memory-Keeping Paradigm, used a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to learn about the motivations for U.S. consumers’ photo and video behaviors, the reasons for the choices that they make along the way, and factors that influence their daily photo and video activities. Read more »

What on Earth Happened to MySpace?

Eve Padula
 Jan 5, 2011

As we move forward in 2011, Facebook has become synonymous with social networking. People of all ages are using the site to provide status updates, communicate with friends and family members, organize events, upload and share photos, and play games. As of July 2010, Facebook had over 500 million members. In fact, Wikipedia data confirms that if Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s third largest!

Not so long ago, a “little” social networking site called MySpace–maybe you’ve heard of it–was all the rage. In April 2008, InfoTrends conducted the research for its 2008 Online Photo Services End-User report. When respondents who uploaded their personal digital photos to the Internet were asked which site they used most often, MySpace captured the top spot (27%). Facebook followed in a rather distant second place (11%). Fast-forward to our 2010 survey (published in December 2010), and it becomes clear that the dominance has shifted. To be sure, this is putting it mildly. When our 2010 survey participants were asked which site they used most often for photo uploading, a whopping 59% reported uploading their photos to Facebook most often. Although it still captured the second place position, MySpace was cited by only 6% of respondents.

Site Used MOST OFTEN for Photo Uploading (2008-2010)

 

2008

2009

2010

Facebook

11%

30%

59%

MySpace

27%

23%

6%

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Digital Still Cameras: It’s Time for More Innovation

Jeff Hayes
 Jul 7, 2010

I read an interesting article today in the Wall Street Journal that reminded me of the lack of innovation taking place in the digital still camera market. In the article Videogame Makers in Talks About Portable 3G Connections there is a quote from NTT DoCoMo President Ryuji Yamada who said, “videogame makers know that in order for portable game machines to take the next step forward, they need wireless. We are discussing this with various players.”

Unfortunately, most of the camera vendors have taken a very traditional approach to camera design by primarily focusing on megapixels, zoom, shutter lag time, and lower prices. While these improvements are all very nice, my feeling is they are pretty much played out.

The following chart shows DSC camera placements in North America over the last five years along with average megapixels and average selling price. Let’s face it, the market is saturated. DSC vendors have fulfilled the basic needs of consumers (taking a quality photo) with a wide range of cameras that meets every traditional need at a price point they can afford.

Lower Prices and More Megapixels Aren’t Driving More DSC Shipments

North American DSC Shipments, ASP and AMP

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